Friday, February 27, 2015
CCSD boasts a full schedule of Nevada Reading Week activities

Guest readings, book drives, dress-up days, trivia contests and scavenger hunts are just some of the many activities CCSD schools are planning for the week of March 2, which is Nevada Reading Week. Click here to view the schedule. Pictured is artwork by Chaparral High School student Rebekah Solorzano, who had the winning entry in a Reading Week art contest.

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Friday, February 27, 2015
East CTA DECA students sweep awards at state conference

East Career and Technical Academy’s Marketing & Hospitality program took 129 students to the annual Nevada DECA State Career Development Conference Feb. 8-10 at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino. Students competed in a variety of Hospitality, Marketing, Finance and Entrepreneurship events and won an unprecedented 125 medals. Twenty-five students will be representing East Tech at the DECA International Career Development Conference, set for April 24-28 in Orlando, Florida. In addition, East...

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Friday, February 27, 2015
Bracken Elementary School Principal Katie Decker to meet with U.S. Secretary of Education

Walter Bracken STEAM Academy Principal Katie Decker (pictured) has been invited to meet with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and other U.S. Department of Education officials for two days of learning and advising in Washington, D.C. on March 2-3. The conference, which is part of the new Principals at ED (Education Department) program, is designed to bring groups of highly innovative and successful principals from across the country to the Department of Education to learn more about...

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Friday, February 27, 2015
Bartlett Elementary School students show off their musical talents

Fourth-grade students at Bartlett Elementary School in Henderson showed off their talents at the school's music program Feb. 26. The performance, under the direction of music teacher Laura Lamb, was followed by academic night activities in the school's classrooms.

Category: schools

Friday, February 27, 2015
Lummis Elementary School student Lexie Wilder named February Citizen of the Month

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and the Las Vegas City Council named Lummis Elementary School student Lexie Wilder as the February Citizen of the Month for her outstanding volunteer activities.  According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, “Her volunteer efforts include an annual toy drive for foster children as well as recycling towels and bathmats from local hotels for animals at local shelters. She was also selected by Fox 5 and Fairway Chevrolet as a Shining Star.” Additionally, Wilder...

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Friday, February 27, 2015
Students invited to enter teen writing contest

Students in grades six through 12 are invited to enter the Teen Writing Contest, sponsored by Henderson Libraries. Entries will be accepted through Saturday, Feb. 28. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, “The entry can be in one of the following categories: poetry; one-act play; short story; or essay (up to 2,000 words). All work must be original and unpublished.” The winning entries will be published as a digital literary magazine, to be unveiled in April. For details, visit

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Friday, February 27, 2015
Paralympic Sport Club visits Ice Center

The Paralympic Sport Club visited the Las Vegas Ice Center Feb. 19, with students taking part in a variety of activities. To view pictures from this event, click here. The next outing is set for March 18, when students will enjoy swimming basketball, shuffleboard and other games at the Centennial Hills YMCA. For more information contact the Adapted Physical Education Department at (702) 799-0104.

Category: students

Friday, February 27, 2015
Children invited to attend Spring Break Youth Camp

The City of Las Vegas will hold a Spring Break Youth Dance Camp March 30 through April 3 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., Las Vegas. The camp encompasses training in the dance disciplines and techniques of contemporary ballet, modern, hip-hop, jazz and lyrical, and concludes with a student performance. Registration is open through March 30. For more information, call (702) 229-6383.

Category: community

Friday, February 27, 2015
Cooperative Extension holds Family Storyteller program March 3 through Apr. 7

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will offer a parent/child interactive literacy series at the Whitney Ranch Recreation Center in Henderson from March 3 through Apr. 7. Family Storyteller is a six-week program aimed at encouraging and training parents to play a vital role in the early literacy development of their children. The one-hour classes meet on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.cityofhenderson.com/parks or call (702) 267-5850.

Category: community

Friday, February 27, 2015
ECTA Culinary Arts students celebrate Chinese New Year

East Career and Technical Academy (ECTA) students immersed themselves in Chinese culture as part of a Project Based Learning (PBL) project to celebrate Chinese New Year, the Year of the Goat.  Students read about Chinese New Year and wrote a brief summary of this special Chinese holiday, including the customs, foods and traditions. Under the guidance of Chef David Watkins (pictured), students then undertook a three-week cooking lab to learn how to cook various food items including fried...

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